For Health Care Professionals
The following resources provide opportunities to learn more about professional organizations in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine:
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The Rehabilitation Medicine Department has a strong commitment to continuing education.
One hour inservice programs are held on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 am. Topics vary greatly with speakers from both within DHMC and outside of the institution. Area therapists are welcome to attend.
Several times per year Rehabilitation Medicine sponsors workshops that may be one day or longer. Presenters with a national reputation for their area of expertise are among the programs.
Student experiences are available for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language pathology students as part of their formal education from their accredited educational institution.
The department welcomes 15 to 20 students per year from an equivalent number of educational programs. All students accepted into the program must go through their coordinators of clinical education for an assignment. Students are accepted year round with the largest number being in the spring and fall. The length of experiences are determined by the educational institution but vary from one to twenty weeks.
During the student experience at DHMC the student will be expected to maintain the same scheduled hours as their clinical instructor.
Following the assignment to DHMC the student will receive a complete packet outlining general information, student program philosophy and goals, name of their clinical instructor, specific health requirements, expectations during the experience, housing options, etc. The first day at DHMC includes both hospital and department orientation.